Stauffer works as a fine artist based in Holland, Michigan and western North Carolina. His work is in numerous private and public collections, including Holland Hospital, Grand Valley State University, Spectrum Health, Davenport University, and the Bank of Holland. In addition to his work as an artist and teacher, Stauffer spent 19 years in the daily newspaper
industry. He has been an adjunct professor at Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, Mich., where he taught drawing, life drawing, color theory, and aesthetic theory.

Stauffer’s newspaper career, which began as a reporter at the Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, included management positions at newspapers in Oklahoma, Colorado, and Holland, Mich., where he was publisher of the Sentinel from 1985 to 1996.

A graduate of Haverford College, Haverford, Pa., he also earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, Mich., and a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Chicago.


*Charles Olson, Call Me Ishmael, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997), 11.